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BomberCats: a new Lynx game coming Fall 2018!


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#26 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:58 PM

Sign me up for two cib!

#27 GadgetUK OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:51 AM

Looks great!  Would love to buy this when its released!



#28 MrBland OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:41 AM

Beautiful, can't wait for the release!

#29 agradeneu OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:26 AM

So awesome BUT no comlynx probably could be a missed opportunity.


Edited by agradeneu, Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 AM.


#30 LynxHandyCaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 AM

If you decide to go the curved lip-style cartridge route, please count me in for one. Thanks, and good luck!

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

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a.k.a. Mark

 

 

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#31 enthusi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:52 AM

Aww. Looks super cute. Congrats on the achievement and the choice for charity

#32 af0l OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:30 AM

Can the game be played in multiplayers?
No comlynx version planned. Sorry.
 


Nooooo! I know that makes it twice as hard, but infinitely more fun....

#33 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 AM

Looks bloody fantastic.

I wish you all the very best with it.

#34 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:32 AM

count me in for a cart

#35 kurtori OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:04 PM

Very interested in a physical boxed copy!

#36 haightc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:12 PM

I am definatly intesrest in the ROM version.   Story mode would have been great, it's usually how I play my bomberman!    My wife has played some Saturn bomberman with me though, so maybe a com link mode would convince her to play a little lynx with me



#37 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:09 PM

A new game for the Lynx I'm ready to get a copy. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Edited by walter_J64bit, Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 PM.


#38 skip OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:33 PM

This looks great :) Very impressive. Can I add a +1 for multiplayer. Not only is it an absolutely perfect fit for this game, it'd probably mean most people would end up purchasing two copies of the game (more income, more money to charity :) ). Perhaps a 'pack' of two at a slightly discounted cost ($5 or something nominal).

Anyway, at the very least I personally would purchase a ROM, and probably a hard copy :) though I'd rather purchase two if multiplayer was a thing ;) 



#39 CyranoJ ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:17 PM

As someone who knows the highs and lows of spending several years on something....

Major hat tip to you, sir!

This looks fantastic!

#40 Jazzoff2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:29 PM

If multiplayer became a reality I'd probably buy one physical cart and one rom :thumbsup:



#41 agradeneu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:07 AM

According to Feedback on FB no multiplayr is a bummer and I agree. Bomberman was designed around MP, ditch the AI and go for it please.


Edited by agradeneu, Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:09 AM.


#42 BadPricey OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:05 AM

According to Feedback on FB no multiplayr is a bummer and I agree. Bomberman was designed around MP, ditch the AI and go for it please.


Whilst multiplayer would be great how many Lynx owners know local Lynx owners to play with them? I'd rather see version 1 now and then see multiplayer version later. If the programmer decides he's going to release a multiplayer version maybe he would announce it before releasing the planned version. This way people would buy the version they wanted and not delay the current game.

#43 jimmy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:28 AM

looks great! count me in for a copy



#44 agradeneu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 AM

Whilst multiplayer would be great how many Lynx owners know local Lynx owners to play with them? I'd rather see version 1 now and then see multiplayer version later. If the programmer decides he's going to release a multiplayer version maybe he would announce it before releasing the planned version. This way people would buy the version they wanted and not delay the current game.

Many Lynx fans own more than 1 Lynx and a Comlynx. ;-)  Plus Multiplayer Lynx games are always very popular on several conventions, Bombercats Multiplayer would be an instant favourite. There is def. high demand for Lynx MP. What delay? - its done when its done! This game was under the radar for years, so why you prefer it to be rushed now?? I appreciate what has been done, but not planning MP is disappointing, honestly. I hope it gets reconsidered.


Edited by agradeneu, Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:03 AM.


#45 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:51 AM

The problem with making a ComLynx game is that there is no nice templates out there. Most of the games were using the redeye libraries that current developers have no experience with.

 

The cc65 ComLynx library exists but it works with 2 Lynxes only. One sender, one receiver. When you start connecting more Lynxes you get framing errors and need some kind of special code for handling who should talk and when.

 

If you want to see a multiplayer game surface we need to get a multiplayer example done first. And share the sources,



#46 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:54 PM

Hi Guys
as far as i know Harry Dodgson made a cart,which makes it
possible,to play games with several players.
However,only one game supports this cart.
greetings Walter

#47 Turbo Laser Lynx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:42 PM

After eight years in the making I think it might be a little to much to ask to scrap the game and start over with multiplayer instead! ;) :grin: This will be a great addition to the Lynx library. I agree that new multiplayer games on the Lynx would be wonderful, but at least code dabblers like myself need examples like Karri mentioned. The discussion thread about redeye was very technical and if sage didn't get it to work I'm not even daring to look at the code, it might melt my face.

 

I've not tried it multiplayer, but isn't there more than two player support in championship rally? I wonder how it's done there.

 

 

The cc65 ComLynx library exists but it works with 2 Lynxes only. One sender, one receiver. When you start connecting more Lynxes you get framing errors and need some kind of special code for handling who should talk and when.

 

Ooh, I didn't even know that! I got to have a look at that library, two players are still more than one! :-D

 


 All benefits will be given to charity and the process will be completely transparent.
 

 

I forgot to comment on this, that's very generous and nice of you!


Edited by Turbo Laser Lynx, Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:29 PM.


#48 LordKraken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:04 PM

I guess I should have been more precise when I answered my own questions :D

 

The reason I didn't look much into Comlynx is not even the lack of a good lib with examples, but mostly the fact that I own only one flashcart. Which make Comlynx testing highly complicated. Or expensive.

But I'm surprised to see so many people interested! 

 

Anyway, thanks to all for the great feedback, I'll try to post a video of the game running later this week and I'll also post regular updates!



#49 Machine OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:48 PM

I would love a CIB copy, or just cart, or the rom.....in that order!

Nice work!



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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:18 PM

Looks fantastic. Count me in for a cart if it goes that way.

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